Yercaude is a hill station in Salem District, in Tamil Nadu, India. It is located in the Shevaroys range of hills in the Eastern Ghats; the Yercaude hill area is called the Shevaroy Hills. It is situated at an altitude of 1515 metres (4970 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in Yercaude is the Servarayan temple, at 5,326 feet (1,623 m).Yercaud is connected to the city of Salem, Tamil Nadu through a Highway of 28 km.
Pagoda PointPagoda Point is also another viewpoint, which is worth visiting. Pagoda point or pyramid point is a viewpoint located on the eastern part of Yercaud hills. This has four piles of stones arranged so as to form a pyramid shape. It is said to be built by the local tribes and now there is a Rama temple located between the piles of stones. One can get a thorough view of the town of Salem and a little village called Kakambadi from this hill.
kiliyur FallsKiliyur Falls is a waterfall in the Shervaroyan hill range in the Eastern Ghats, Tamil nadu, India. The waters overflowing the Yercaud Lake fall 300 ft (91 m) into the Kiliyur Valley. The falls is situated at a distance of 2.5 km (1.6 mi) from the yercaud lake. The best time to visit this place is immediately after the monsoons.
Yercaud Anna ParkAnna Park is a lovely garden located near the Yercaude lake and has slides that would certainly interest children. This park has a collection of the natural species of plants and trees seen around Shevaroy hills. Several flower shows are organized in the park during the month of May. Inside the Anna Park there is a Japanese park, in which plants are grown in Japanese style. The park is situated next to the Lake. It is typical park used to host the Flower Show in the month of May.
Yercaud Lake ForestThe Lake Forest is located in a coffee estate on the banks of the Yercaude lake. Lake Forest Hotel is located near lake. The hotel is 210 km away from Coimbatore airport. The nearest railway station is Salem Railway Station, which is 28 km away from the hotel. The guest bungalows are set in the “Eastlynne Farm Estate” in and around the “Bungalow” built during early 1800s by Henrietta Charlotte Rosario who was living in the Shevroy hills.
Yercaud Shervaroyan TempleIt is situated on the top of Shervaroyan hill and is a modern cave temple located 5326 feet above the sea level. The highest point in Yercaud hill is the Sherveroyan temple. The residing deities in the temple are god Shervaroyan and his consort the goddess Cauvery representing the Shervaroy Hills and the Cauvery river. The annual festival which is celebrated here in the month of may attracts thousands of the Malyali pilgrims.
Yercaud Lady’s seatLady’s seat is located 2 Km south west of Yercaude town and is a point that offers spectacular sights of Yercaud. It has cluster of rocks loctaed beautifully on the south west of the Yercaude hills. It overlooks the winding ghat road. The best time to spot the river is from 300 p.m. onwards when the sun rays reflect off the river waters. There is a steep diving point of 200 feet. On the right of Lady’s Seat are Sterling Resorts, Gents Seat and Children’s Seat.
Kolli HillsKolli Hills is a small mountain range located in central Tamil Nadu in India. The mountains are about 1000; to 1300 m in height and cover an area of approximately 280 km. The Kolli Hills has 72 hair pen bends to reach the top of the hills. The Kolli Hills are part of the Eastern Ghats, which is a mountain range that runs mostly parallel to the east coast of South India. The mountains are relatively untouched by commercial tourism and still retain their natural beauty.
Mettur DamThe Mettur Dam is one of the largest dams in India built in 1934. It was constructed in a gorge, where the Kaveri River enters the plains. The dam is one of the oldest in India. It provides irrigation facilities to parts of Salem, the length of Erode, Namakkal, Karur, Tiruchirappali and Thanjavur district for 271,000 acres (110,000 ha) of farm land. Location is Mettur in Salem District of Tamil Nadu,India
Hogenakkal FallsHogenakkal Falls or Hogenakal Falls is a waterfall in South India on the river Kaveri. It is located in the Dharmapuri district of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, about 180 km (110 mi) from Bangalore and 46 km (29 mi) from Dharmapuri town. It is sometimes referred to as the “Niagara of India”. With its fame for medicinal baths and hide boat rides, it is a major site of tourist attraction. Carbonatite rocks in this site are considered to be the oldest of its kind in South Asia and one of the oldest in the world.